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The Best MLB Managers of All Time  

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List of the best MLB Managers of all time, ranked by baseball fans according to number of career regular-season wins, leadership, charisma and that intangible x factor. Professional baseball managers have a lot of responsibility in the game of pro-baseball. Managers choose the batting order and starting pitcher before each game and make substitutions throughout the game. Most significantly, great MLB managers know just the right time to bring in a relief pitcher.

How much strategic control do managers have in baseball? It differs from manager to manager and game to game. Some managers control pitch selection, defensive positioning, decisions to bunt, steal, pitch out, etc., while others designate an assistant coach or a player (often the catcher) to make some or all of these decisions.

Some notable Major League Baseball managers choose to act as their team's first base or third base coach while their team is batting in order to more closely communicate with baserunners, but most managers delegate this responsibility to an assistant. Managers are typically assisted by two or more coaches. In many cases, top professional baseball managers are former professional, semi-professional or college players.
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Joe McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 56 (1881-1937)
2
Casey Stengel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 85 (1890-1975)
3
Connie Mack is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 94 (1862-1956)
4
Sparky Anderson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 76 (1934-2010)
5
John McGraw is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 61 (1873-1934)
6
Bobby Cox is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 78
7
Miller Huggins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 50 (1879-1929)
8
Tommy Lasorda is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
toycannon18 added age 92
9
Whitey Herzog is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
EricWeatherford added age 86
10
Earl Weaver is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Braden Edgar added Dec. at 83 (1930-2013)
11
Walter Alston is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 73 (1911-1984)
12
Jim Leyland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
slaft added age 75
13
Bruce Bochy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
slaft added age 64
14
Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 79
15
Billy Martin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
slaft added Dec. at 61 (1928-1989)
16
Tony La Russa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 75
17
Terry Francona is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dennis J Skibinski added age 60
18
Lou Piniella is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 76
19
Joe Maddon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
age 65
20
Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added age 96
21
Dick Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added Dec. at 82 (1929-2011)
22
Leo Durocher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
Dec. at 86 (1905-1991)
23
Ralph Houk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added Dec. at 91 (1919-2010)
24
Tom Kelly is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
RobLein added age 69
25
Mike Scioscia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best MLB Managers of All Time
JansenMateo added age 61